Hoarding, covert medication and capacity law

10/8/2024 09:45 - 10:45

This session will look at difficult challenges for professionals working with adults with mental capacity issues who have become hoarders or where they refuse to take essential medication and judges order they must be secretly medicated. Senior lawyer Mike O’Brien KC will look at some recent cases, including ones where he was involved, where the courts have intervened - in sometimes draconian ways - to force people to change the way they live.

Rt Hon Mike O'Brien KC, senior barrister practising in the Court of Protection